Bern, Switzerland.- The Manchester United opened the hostilities of the 2021-22 season of the UEFA Champions League, visiting the Stade de Suisse of the Swiss Young Boys club, counting on Cristiano Ronaldo as his first scorer of the season on his return to the Old Trafford club.
The “prodigal son” of the Red Devills arrived a few weeks ago and after two consecutive games, working as a starter, he precisely obtained the confidence of the coach, Ole Gunnar Solskjær, who lined him up for this contest, which positioned the Lusitanian in the top of the players who have played the most games in the UEFA Champions League.
Before the new version of the Champions League took place, Cristiano Ronaldo, playing for Juventus in Turin a past edition, ended his participation in the Round of 16, after being eliminated by FC Porto with a 4-4 aggregate. Due to the away goal situation, the Dragons advanced to the next stage.
That night CR7 played what was their 176th match in the most important international tournament at club level. On his return with United he celebrated his 177th contest and thus equaled the former Spanish goalkeeper, Iker Casillas, as the top players to participate in the Champions League.
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Following the retirement of the former Real Madrid and FC Porto goalkeeper, which became official on August 4 of last year, the Portuguese star is heading to become the only player with the most confrontations in the history of the championship, taking a great advantage in historical statistics.
Transferring his former partner could happen on September 29 of the present. Manchester United will host Villarreal on matchday 2 of the group stage at old Trafford. As he positions himself in his presentation, leaving the headline could happen, so continuing to break records at 36 years old seems to be true.
Cristiano played the 90 minutes in the defeat of Manchester United visiting Young Boys. He was in charge of opening the can after a Bruno Fernández center. On his return to England he adds three goals in less than a week; two in the Premier League and this day in the UEFA Champions League.